Which Way Is Up?
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
This Americanized remake of Lina Wertmuller's The Seduction of Mimi offered audiences the novelty of seeing Richard Pryor performing three different roles in the same film. Which Way Is Up? tells the tale of Leroy Jones (Pryor), a poor orange picker who gets fired from his job when he accidentally joins a worker's union during a demonstration. He is forced to travel to Los Angeles and abandon his family, which includes his wife, Annie Mae (Margaret Avery), and his perpetually randy father, Rufus (also Pryor). While there, he falls in love with labor organizer Vanetta (Lonette McKee),… More

Available Online

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Clunky 1977 Richard Pryor comedy really looks dated now."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"As unfunny as it gets. Worse, it's misogynist and an embarrassment to the race."
‑ Kevin N. Laforest, Apollo Guide
"Pryor should have stuck with concert films."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"An embarrassing Being There conceit married to blaxploitation and unionization."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Should have stayed in the vault."
‑ Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
"Tired"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
More reviews for Which Way is Up? on Rotten Tomatoes